Feb
7

AlphaFlow CIO thoughts on recent stock market volatility

Monday brought a huge market downturn, with the Dow dropping a record 1,175 points. Tuesday morning didn’t look much better, with the market dropping an addition 567 points at the opening bell. Things calmed down as the day went on, with investors rallying to end the day up 567 points. With everything going on, I… Read more »

Dec
18

The Power of Reinvesting

  Reinvesting earnings is a powerful tool that can help investors grow their wealth, thanks to a phenomenon called compounding. Warren Buffett once said: “My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.”  What is compounding, and why is it so important to investors?  Well, we’re going… Read more »

Nov
7

Robo-Investing in the News November 2017 Edition

  The robo-investing and the robo-advising market keeps growing here and around the world. Here are some recent news stories in our market. Not Just for Millennials Canada’s Globe & Mail reports that the average age of the Canadian robo-investing client is 44 years old. In the U.S., 48 percent of clients are over 36… Read more »

Oct
26

How Are Real Estate Flips Taxed?

  People who buy and sell (or “flip”) real properties often call themselves real estate “investors”.  But this may not be a correct definition in the eyes of the IRS.  The IRS will often seek to determine whether these taxpayers are operating as “dealers” or “investors”.  Should you be classified as a dealer, you are… Read more »

Oct
11

What Cities Are the Top Choices for Amazon’s New HQ?

With the recent announcement that Amazon will be constructing a second headquarters expected to bring 50,000 highly paid jobs to a major American city on the Eastern side of the country, real estate investors have started to pay attention. That’s because a major employer like that is bound to cause an impact on the local… Read more »